The new Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered will accelerate to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds. This makes it the fastest-accelerating Volvo production car ever made.
That’s quicker than a Porsche 718 Cayman GTS.
What’s more, the Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered could deliver up to 27.3 miles of all-electric range and fuel economy of 104.5mpg. Proof that you can keep Greta happy and have fun at the same time.
It’s all thanks to an upgraded version of Volvo’s T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain. Power from the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine is up from 303hp to 318hp to deliver a total system output of 405hp.
Meanwhile, software changes to the automatic transmissions bring quicker gearshifts and minimise the changes when cornering quickly.
The S60 is one of three Polestar Engineered cars in the Volvo range, the others being the V60 and XC60. They’re set apart thanks to 19-inch Y-spoke alloy wheels (21-inch for XC60), black front grille surround, black chrome exhaust tailpipes, plus gold brake calipers, seatbelts and Polestar badges.
Under the skin upgrades include Brembo brakes for the S60 and V60, Akebono brakes for the XC60, along with Ohlins adjustable shocks and a strut bar shared with the 600hp Polestar electric hybrid coupe.
The S60 and V60 Polestar Engineered cars are based on the R-Design Plus model, with the addition of a heated steering wheel, Harman Kardon audio system and aluminium front tread plates.
The XC60 Polestar Engineered is based on the R-Design Pro, but adds metallic paint.
The price for the fastest-accelerating production Volvo? The S60 Polestar Engineered costs £56,105, while the slightly slower V60 (0-62mph in 4.6 seconds) costs £57,205. You’ll pay £64,545 for the XC60, which can sprint to 62mph in 5.4 seconds.
Matt Galvin, Volvo Car UK’s sales director, said: “These new Polestar Engineered cars perfectly illustrate Volvo’s approach to electrified performance.
“By combining a powerful plug-in hybrid set-up with the engineering expertise of Polestar, they offer scintillating performance with the ability to run in electric-only mode, thus creating no tailpipe emissions.
“We’re sure this pure, progressive performance will be a hit with customers who want a distinctive, exclusive and efficient high-performance car.”
All Polestar Engineered cars are available order now, with first deliveries expected by the end of the year.